Softball takes tough losses in weekend homestand

The Eastern Michigan softball team finished up its final homestand of the season on a 1-2 record with one game remaining in the season.

The Eagles defeated Bowling Green 4-3 in the second game of a Friday doubleheader after losing the first game to the Falcons 8-2, before losing the first of two weekend games versus Toledo 18-8.

The Eagles fell behind 6-0 in game one Friday with Falcons infielder Aspen Searle recording five RBIs on two hits including a two-run home run, leading to the 8-2 BGSU victory.

The Falcons then held a 3-1 lead entering the bottom of the seventh inning in the second game, but the Eagles put together a rally.

EMU outfielder Jenn Lucas began the rally with an RBI single to cut the deficit to 3-2 before pinch hitter Aofie Duffy came up with the walk-off two-run single with the bases loaded for the comeback victory.

The Eagles appeared to have a second straight victory in the win column on Saturday, leading Toledo 8-7 with Lucas hitting the go ahead three-run homer in the fifth, and held that lead entering the top of the seventh inning. However, the Rockets had a rally of their own, and a rather large one at that.

Toledo scored 11 runs in the top half of the seventh inning capped off by a grand slam by Rockets second baseman Chandler Rice to stun EMU with an 18-8 win.

With the loss, the Eagles were eliminated from post-season play.

The Eagles hosted the final game of the regular season Sunday, looking to counter the tough loss against Toledo. The game was set to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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